Faculty

Marc Buelens

Prof Marc Buelens 
Emeritus Professor of Management at Vlerick Business School

Marc is known for his passionate teaching style and his original and fresh approach to both old and new management problems. A former executive, manager of a non-profit organisation, board member, consultant and editor, Marc’s diverse business experience has contributed to his academic work. Over the years, he has written 12 books and 20 international journal articles, and he is the co-founder of several European initiatives on Management Research.
Katleen De Stobbeleir

Prof Katleen De Stobbeleir
Professor of Leadership & Coaching at Vlerick Business School

Passionate about developing leadership at all organisational levels, Katleen De Stobbeleir is and one of the leading faculty members in leadership, management skills and feedback skills. Furthermore, she is an executive coach and a certified consultant in Investors in People and Great Place to Work.

Kurt Verweire

Prof Kurt Verweire
Professor of Strategy and Change at Vlerick Business School

Kurt is one of the most influential professors in the area of strategy development and implementation in Europe. An enthusiastic strategy professor − who knows how to translate theoretical concepts into practical insights − Kurt has developed hands-on strategy frameworks & toolkits and award-winning case studies.
Marion Debruyne

Prof Marion Debruyne
Dean and Professor of Marketing & Innovation at Vlerick Business School

Marion is passionate about the strategic side of innovation and the innovative side of strategy. She helps companies think about how to respond to changing markets and escape commoditization by adapting their product line, marketing strategy and ultimately, their business model.
Steve Muylle

Prof Steve Muylle
Professor of Marketing & E-business at Vlerick Business School

Steve is a recognised expert in assessing and enhancing e-business processes. Steve delivers actionable insights into how firms maximise the value of and for customers, offline and online. He has received multiple awards for his research and teaching.
Robert Boute

Prof Robert Boute
Professor of Supply Chain Management at Vlerick Business School

Robert looks at operational excellence from the perspective of designing, managing and improving organisational processes for manufacturing as well as for service organisations.
Ann Vereecke

Prof Ann Vereecke
Professor of Supply Chain Management at Vlerick Business School

Ann is a recognised expert in operations management, manufacturing strategy and supply chain management. She has an extensive experience in research and advisory projects.
Stijn Viaene

Prof Stijn Viaene
Professor of Information Systems Management & Data Analytics at Vlerick Business School

Stijn is passionate about what it means to successfully create a digital enterprise, capturing the value that comes with the use of novel technological advances such as big data, analytics, social media, mobile computing, and the cloud. The two business research initiatives he developed − Centre for Excellence BPM Network and Centre for Excellence Enterprise Architecture Management − contribute to a significantly better practical and academic understanding of what it means to make optimal use of IT in a contemporary organisational context. 
Wouter De Maeseneire

Prof Wouter De Maeseneire 
Professor of Corporate Finance at Vlerick Business School

A passionate and experienced teacher, Wouter thoroughly enjoys explaining financial management principles by linking finance to business models and corporate strategies. His classes are often centred around self-developed cases that discuss the ABInbev deal, Walmart’s financial statements, Dell’s working capital management, Facebook’s IPO debacle, and Apple’s cash position.
Dirk Buyens

Prof Dirk Buyens
Professor of HR & Leadership at Vlerick Business School

Dirk is an authority on strategic HR and can bring out the best in you and your organisation when it comes to people management, career management and organisational development. Dirk has carried out numerous teaching and advisory tasks for organisations such as the Ministry of the Flemish Community, Siemens, Elsevier, Oracle and KBC, to name but a few. He has published more than 100 articles in influential journals and has written several books and chapters on organisational development, career management and a wide variety of management skills.
Koen Dewettinck

Prof Koen Dewettinck
Professor of HR & Leadership at Vlerick Business School

One of the leading professors in Vlerick’s Centre for Excellence in Strategic Talent Management, Koen focuses on people performance issues − his main teaching and research interests are employee motivation, performance management and strategic HRM. Koen has worked on employee motivation and performance management issues with numerous public and private companies, including Atlas Copco, BNP Paribas Fortis, Coca-Cola Enterprises, ING, Randstad, the Flemish Government and the Belgian Federal Government.
Katia Tieleman

Prof Katia Tieleman 
Professor of Negotiation & Conflict Management at Vlerick Business School

A leading authority in the field of negotiation, Katia is affiliated with the Harvard Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. For her high-impact interventions, Katia draws on her sophisticated academic background and her rich experience as a practitioner.
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Frank Caron
Managing Director at Management Today International

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